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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1965.910
Date: 
1847-1855
Medium: 
Glass and metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 5 x 5 in. ( 30.5 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Opaque white and blue pressed lead glass oil lamp; opaque white font with domed top and hexagonal ogee-shaped body molded with acanthus leaves on short beaded pedestal joined by wafer to opaque light blue base with baluster stem molded with acanthus leaves on a square, two-step plinth; brass threaded collar and pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
The dome of the font was formed with the Magoun patent method. Developed by Joseph Magoun of the New England Works in 1847, eliminated mold marks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the body of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group